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Royal Coffee

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Green Coffee

Royal Coffee

This offering from the ALKO Coop exemplifies the classic wet-hulled Sumatran profile. It's got muted acidity and a huge, syrupy body along with a lingering, earthy finish. As you'd expect, the flavor profile is complex...
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This offering from the ALKO Coop exemplifies the classic wet-hulled Sumatran profile. It's got muted acidity and a huge, syrupy body along with a lingering, earthy finish. As you'd expect, the flavor profile is complex and spicy with notes of licorice, anise and molasses accompanied by a bit of mango.

Arrival Date: May 13th, 2022

Acidity & Brightness: Muted acidity and mild sweetness

Balance & Finish: Complex with a lingering, earthy finish

Body & Texture: Big, rich body and syrupy texture

Flavors: Licorice, anise, molasses and mango

Grade: Very hard and dense, grown at 1300-1650 masl

Processing:  Wet-hulled (giling basah) and patio dried in the sun

Grower: 516 producers organized around Cooperative Kopi Alam Kerinci (ALKO)

Region: Kerinci Regency, Jambi Province, Sumatra

Varietals: Bourbon, Catimor, Gayo, S Lini 795

Roasting: This coffee is tailor made for folks who enjoy dark roasting and a big, bold cup so we like it best around Full City+ (medium-dark), though it will even perform well into Vienna (dark). At Full Medium the molasses will taste more like brown sugar and you'll get a bit more fruit.

Reminder: This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing

Our Review: "This particular lot comes from a longstanding relationship with a cooperative called Kopi Alam Kerinci (ALKO), which now has 516 members who cultivate on small family owned plots of land located around Mount Kerinci, the highest volcano in Indonesia. The cooperative works closely with producers to decrease forest encroachment. Their farm management practices create a protective buffer for the Kerinci Seblat national park, which encircles the entire Kerinci valley with unparalleled natural beauty and habitat for the Sumatran Tiger. The cooperative also has a program that exchanges roasted coffee for trash collected by hikers who visit the Kerinci Seblat national park. During the harvest, producers deliver their cherries to the cooperative’s central mill where they are carefully sorted before depulping and overnight fermenting. Then the coffee is washed and laid out on patios to shed the excess water from the parchment covered beans. Next the coffee takes a detour from the conventional path of processing in other origins, wherein, the coffee parchment is removed while the coffee still has a high moisture content. This wet-hulling process, called Giling Basah in the Indonesian language, leaves the coffee bean exposed while drying on patios to a moisture percentage acceptable for export. This Indonesian processing method gives the bean its unique bluish color and the hallmark Indonesian profile. " - Royal Coffee

For many folks, Sumatran coffee was their first taste of coffee that wasn't from Africa or the Americas. The huge, bold cup changed the way many of us looked at coffee forever because it made us realize that not all coffee tastes basically the same! Processing, regional soil and coffee cultivar all play a role in shaping that experience and wet-hulled Sumatran coffee has a profile unlike any other. This offering from the ALKO Coop exemplifies the potential of that profile and presents that classic cup in all its glory. Bold, syrupy, spicy and earthy, it's particularly prized by folks who like dark roasting since the flavors meld so well with the "roasty" characteristics found in coffees pushed into 2nd crack. Look for notes of licorice, anise, molasses and even a bit of juicy mango.

Returns Policy

If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.

Home Coffee Roasters

The Gene Cafe and Behmor 1600 Plus are covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The Fresh Roast SR-300 and SR-500 come with a 1 year warranty on the base unit and a 6 month warranty on the chaff collector, top cap and basket. Since the roasters are UL certified, the manufacturers ask that we refer all warranty issues directly to them. Although we do not directly provide repair service, we'll help you through the process to get your roaster back up and running. Should you return an unused roaster to us, we will refund your purchase minus the original shipping cost. Once you've used your roaster, we really can't take it back.

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Any item not covered by a manufacturer's warranty is warranted by The Captain's Coffee to meet or exceed your expectations. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return the item to The Captain's Coffee for a replacement or refund in the form of an in-store credit. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. If applicable, the manufacturer's warranty will supersede this warranty for items sold by The Captain's Coffee.


We currently ship to any location in the US with the notable exception that Note that Hawaii Department of Agriculture regulations won't allow us to ship raw coffee to Hawaii.

If you select the "Captain's Special" shipping method, please note that the choice of carrier and delivery method is then entirely at our discretion. For local pick-ups, please allow 24 hours for us to prepare your order before dropping by to pick it up. Shipping weight is calculated in US Pounds.